Best of the Matterhorn Trek

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Join an exciting hut-to-hut trek in the Swiss Alps and explore the gorgeous mountain region that surrounds the famous Matterhorn!

Alps

4 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Discover the most stunning views of the famous Matterhorn on an amazing trek.
  • Join like-minded adventurers on a fun trekking experience in the Swiss Alps.
  • Spend several days in the mountains and sleep in cozy huts with great views.
  • Find the best angles to photograph the beautiful Matterhorn.

Description

Discover amazing views of the iconic Matterhorn on this unforgettable 4-day trekking adventure. Join a group of like-minded explorers and hike through the beautiful Swiss Alps. Spend the night in cozy mountain huts and enjoy a unique experience that you will forever treasure.

Itinerary

Day 1: Europa Hut

Meeting place: Randa, on the train line to Zermatt, at 2:30 pm.

Hike: rugged forest trail to Europa Hut. Panoramic views of the Swiss Alps. 

Overnight: Europa hut. B/D

Altitude: 2220m 

Day 2: Europa Hut to Täschalp (via Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge)

Hike:  crossing of the Charles Kuonen suspension bridge. At 494m long, it’s the longest hanging suspension bridge in the Alps!

Hike along the Europaweg balcony trail to the Täschalp mountain hut.

Overnight: Täschalp mountain hut. B/D

Day 3: Täschalp to Ze Seewjinu

Hike: along the trail towards the Matterhorn, amazing views of the iconic mountain.

Overnight: Ze Seewinjinu mountain hut. B/D.

Day 4: Ze Seewjinu Hut to Zermatt

Hike: tour of the 5 lakes and descent to Zermatt.

Farewell: You will be back in time for the train back to the airport, either Geneva, Zurich, or Milan, arrival by 6 pm.

 

Details

Accommodation

Half-board accommodation in mountain huts is included in the price.

More info

Frequently Asked Questions

Q - How do I join a group on the Best of the Matterhorn Trek?

You can select one of the published dates and inquire about availability with us. We will be able to tell you if there are still available spots on the dates that you are interested in and advise you about other group dates we may decide to open.

Q - What experience do I need for this Matterhorn trek?

The Best of the Matterhorn Trek is an intermediate hiking adventure with no special technical difficulties. It’s important that you be in good physical shape and be able to walk for several hours, and in uphill conditions.

Q - How much does it cost to join this trek and what does it include?

The price to join the trek will vary depending on whether you join a group or decide on a private guiding option, you can find group prices detailed in the price section, and inquire with us about private guiding options.

Generally, joining a group is a great alternative for solo travelers and small groups of two or three people as it is cheaper and you get to share the adventure with other like-minded explorers. Private options are great if you would like a more personalized experience or if you are already traveling in your own group.

The group price for the Matterhorn trek includes the guiding service and half-board accommodation in the mountain huts along the way (breakfast + dinner).

Q - How long does the Matterhorn trek last?

The Matterhorn trek takes place over four days, which is the ideal time to really immerse yourself in the gorgeous Swiss Alps and truly enjoy all of the amazing places that we will visit on the way.

Q - What happens if we get bad weather or the conditions aren’t right on the days of the ascent?

If the weather is bad, or the conditions aren’t adequate to carry out the trek safely, then you can choose an alternative or change the date of your trek. If these options don’t suit you, then you will get a partial refund minus the fees.

Q - What's the closest airport?

You can get to Randa from a variety of places. Lugano (LUG) Airport is 87.4 km away. Milan Malpensa (MXP) is 89.1 km away. Geneva (GVA) is 129.9 km away. Zurich (ZRH) is 161.4 km away.

Q - What are the huts like?

During the hike, you will be staying in lovely and cozy mountain huts that are included in the price. Breakfast and dinner are included as well. If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know in advance.

Meeting point

Randa train station, on the Visp-Zermatt line.

Photos


About the guide

We are Tom (UIMLA Mountain Leader) and Paul (UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide), two friends who have worked in the outdoors for over 20 years each.

We have lived around the world and have an incredible wealth of outdoor experience and qualifications. We all love, work and play in the Swiss Alps.

We love sharing our local environment with guests and helping them to get the best out of their holidays. We have trips going out most weeks so come and join us or contact us if you would like something similar on a different date.


Deal opportunities

Join an existing group and pay much less

Jul 12, 2022 - Jul 15, 2022

CHF 753 per traveller

Aug 26, 2022 - Aug 29, 2022

CHF 753 per traveller

Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 13, 2022

CHF 753 per traveller


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Prices per person

Group of 1

CHF 753 Each

Group of 2

CHF 753 Each

Group of 3

CHF 753 Each

Group of 4

CHF 753 Each

Group of 5

CHF 753 Each

Group of 6

CHF 753 Each

Group of 7

CHF 753 Each

Group of 8

CHF 753 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Lunches

Drinks

Sleeping bag liner (available to purchase)

Walking poles (available to rent)

Flights

Personal/travel/rescue insurance




 

 

 

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